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Selected chapters from the Physical Geography and Geoecology. - MZ300E003
Title: Selected chapters from the Physical Geography and Geoecology
Guaranteed by: Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology (31-330)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2008
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 10
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:1/1, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: RNDr. Dagmar Chalupová, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): RNDr. Filip Hartvich, Ph.D.
RNDr. Dagmar Chalupová, Ph.D.
RNDr. Tomáš Chuman, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Zdeněk Kliment, CSc.
doc. RNDr. Zdeněk Lipský, CSc.
RNDr. Miloslav Müller, Ph.D.
RNDr. Dušan Romportl, Ph.D.
doc. Mgr. Václav Treml, Ph.D.
prof. RNDr. Vít Vilímek, CSc.
Files Comments Added by
download bra_moldan.pdf reading 1 doc. Mgr. Václav Treml, Ph.D.
download Chuman_Romportl_2010.pdf RNDr. Dagmar Chalupová, Ph.D.
download Lipsky_Romportl_2007_Typologie krajiny v Česku a zahraničí.pdf RNDr. Dagmar Chalupová, Ph.D.
download Report_on_the_Environment_of_the_Czech_Republic_2012.pdf reading 2 doc. Mgr. Václav Treml, Ph.D.
download Romportl et al_2013_Typologie.pdf RNDr. Dagmar Chalupová, Ph.D.
download Romportl_Chuman_2012_PRESENT APPROACHES TO LANDSCAPE TYPOLOGY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC.pdf RNDr. Dagmar Chalupová, Ph.D.
Annotation -
Last update: RNDr. Dagmar Chalupová, Ph.D. (06.02.2022)
The course is focused on selected chapters from physical geography and geoecology of the Czech Republic. Each lecture is focused on a special topic.
Literature -
Last update: RNDr. Dagmar Chalupová, Ph.D. (24.10.2019)

Jones, A., Montanarella, L. and Jones, R., (2005): Soil atlas of Europe. European Soil Bureau Network. European Commission, Luxembourg, 128 p.
Kozák, J. (2010): Soil atlas of the Czech Republic. Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, 150 p.
Hladný, J., Němec, J (eds.) (2006): Water in Czech Republic, Consult, Prague, 256 p. ISBN: 80-903482-2-X                                                                                                                                                                             

Romportl, D., Chuman, T., Lipský, Z. (2013): Typologie krajiny Česka, Geografie, 1, 118, pp. 16-39. Romportl, D., Chuman, T. (2012): Present approaches to landscape typology, Journal of Landscape Ecology,5, 3, 24-35.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Chuman, T., Romportl. D. (2010): Multivariate classification analysis of cultural landscapes: An example from the Czech Republic, Landscape and Urban Planning, doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2010.08.003                                          

Lipský, Z., Romportl, D. (2007):Typůologie krajiny v Česku a zahrnaičí: stav, problematiky, metody a teoretická východiska, 112, 1, 62-84.                                                                                                                          

DOSTÁL, T., JANEČEK, M., KLIMENT, Z., KRÁSA, J., LANGHAMMER, J., VÁŠKA, J., VRÁNA, K., 2006. Czech Republic. In: Soil Erosion in Europe (J. Boardmann,  J. Poesen  eds.), J.Wiley & sons, New York, pp. 107-116. ISBN 0-470-85910.
LANGHAMMER, J., MATOUŠKOVÁ, M., KLIMENT, Z., 2013. Assessment of spatial and temporal changes of ecological status of streams in Czechia: a geographical approach. Geografie, 118, 4, 309-333.
KLIMENT, Z., KADLEC, J., LANGHAMMER, J., 2008. Evaluation of suspended load changes using AnnAGNPS and SWAT semi-empirical models. Catena, 73, 3, 286-299. 
KLIMENT, Z., 2003. Transport of suspended sediments in various regions of the Czech Republic. Acta Universitatis Carolinae - Geographica, 38, 1, 157-166.                                                                                                        

Tolasz, R. et al., 2007: Climate atlas of Czechia. Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, Prague.


and other literature focused on contemporary isues in physical geography: articles (WOS, Scopus)

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: RNDr. Dagmar Chalupová, Ph.D. (22.01.2023)

75% presence at lectures,

Seminar work (15 pages) of the chosen topic according to teh topics of given lectures

-       topic must be chosen till the 3th after a discussion with a respective lecture

-       during the semester, the chosen topic must be discussed with the lecturer during the semester

-      the written work must be sent to the lecturer at least 2 weeks before the final presentation

-       at the end of the semester presentation of the chosen topic in powerpoint (8 minutes)

Syllabus -
Last update: RNDr. Dagmar Chalupová, Ph.D. (15.02.2023)

Time and room: Wednesday, 2:50 p.m., Lecture room Z4




15.2.2023 Hydrology of the Czech Republic (Dr.Chalupová)

The main hydrological characteristics of the country, discharge of rivers, hydrological regime of rivers, recent floods in Prague, water consumption in the Czech Republic, water law authorities, water quality monitoring.


22.2.2023 Geology and Geomorphology of the Czech Republic (Dr. Hartvich)

This lecture covers the elementary description of the geological and geomorphological setting and development of the area of the Czech Republic. The geological development is described both regionally and in the context of the formation of the European continent. Geomorphological regions are characterized with regard to the morphological and morphometrical properties of the relief.


1.3.2023 Hydrometeorological hazards in Central Europe (Dr. Müller)

The lecture concerns with natural hazards induced by atmospheric processes on various spatial as well as temporal scales. Following issues will be presented: overview of hazards; mechanisms producing them; possible variants; geographical and seasonal distribution; significant historical events.


8.3.2023 Physical-geographical regionalization of the Czech Republic (Dr. Romportl)

Lecture provides basic information on methods of physical - geographical regionalization and landscape classification. Introduction to data on natural and cultural environmental variables of the Czech Republic, their synthesis and classification into types or regions on different spatial scales


15.3.2023 Pedology and pedogeography of the Czech Republic (Dr. Chuman)

The basic information on pedogenesis, soil forming factors and geography of soils within the Czech Republic will be presented.


22.3.2023 Soil erosion: Is it a problem of the Czech Republic? (Assoc. prof. Kliment)

An occurrence and soil erosion hazards in the Czech Republic, main erosion factors and their effects, water erosion processes and their relationships to sediments transport and water pollution, presentation of case studies


29.3.2023 Geomorphological hazards and risks in the Czech Republic (Prof. Vilímek)

Natural hazards and risks will be described in general way and with regard to specific conditions of the Czech Republic. Triggering factors and management of risks will be included as well. Several examples of natural hazards of the Czech Republic will be performed.


5.4.2023 Nature and landscape protection of the Czech Republic (Assoc. prof. Lipský)

System of nature and landscape protection in the Czech Republic, species protection and territorial protection, categories of protected areas, national parks, landscape protected areas and significant landscape types under protection.


12.4.2023 Selected Problems of the Czech Environment (Assoc. prof. Treml)

Lecture will give an overview about recent state of the environment in the Czech Republic. Main environmental weaknesses and threats will be stressed. Special emphasis will be put on acidification, changes in nutrient regime and its consequences. Comparison of the Czech Republic and EU countries will be made using environmental indices.


19.4. 2023 Final seminar (if necessary 26.4.2023)

Students´ presentations with discussion

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